Welcome to Xbox One
Thanks for purchasing your new Xbox console. Here's your guide to unlocking the greatest games, your favourite entertainment, accessories and Xbox Live community – where you can play with friends near or far. Let's get started.
Quick start tips
Set up your Xbox One
All you'll need is a Microsoft/Xbox Live account—if you have a Hotmail or Outlook email account you're all set—a broadband Internet connection, HDMI-capable TV and Xbox One console.
Explore the Xbox One Dashboard
The Xbox One dashboard allows you to easily manage your profile, find and play games and apps, and connect with others. We never stop thinking about how to make Xbox One even better, so we continually make improvements. Check out the latest updates.LEARN MORE
Manage and add new family members
Make sure each member of the family has access to the right content for them. Set up your family on Xbox One to manage privacy and online safety settings for children and teens.
Find and add friends
Play, chat and share achievements with friends on Xbox One. Search for friends by their gamertag on xbox.com or your Xbox One console to add them to your friends list. Also, available by popular demand is the ability to find Facebook friends on Xbox One. Just connect your Facebook account and see who's playing. You can add up to 1,000 friends to your Xbox friends list.LEARN MORE
Xbox One comes with either a 500GB or 1TB internal hard drive to save your games and apps. This will store up to 30 games depending on the size of each game. You can gain additional space by either uninstalling games you're not actively playing or connecting an external hard drive to your Xbox One.
Welcome to the Xbox Live community
Connect and play with friends and family on Xbox Live, the greatest community of gamers.
Compete and play with others
Build imaginative worlds with your friends or compete in matches and tournaments. Whether it's cooperative or competitive gameplay on your console, Xbox Live Gold takes your game to the next level.JOIN XBOX LIVE GOLD
Broadcast and participate in live gameplay
Watch and play alongside game broadcasters with Mixer, the interactive livestreaming platform where you can interact with streamers in real-time.LEARN MORE ABOUT MIXER
Join Microsoft Rewards for free and earn rewards credits for completing missions. Redeem reward credits on more digital games, game add-ons or the latest films and TV programmes.JOIN MICROSOFT REWARDS
Connect with the Xbox Live community, everywhere you go
Stay connected with your gaming friends everywhere you go across Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, tablets and phones. See what your friends are playing, view achievements, get notifications, send messages, share game clips, and much more.2LEARN MORE ABOUT THE XBOX APP
Play games with others locally and online with our broad selection of multiplayer games.3BROWSE MULTIPLAYER GAMES
Made for Xbox One X
Experience 4K fidelity, higher resolutions, faster framerates, and improved textures with your Xbox One X console. Your games will become more realistic than ever.
Xbox Live Gold
When you join Xbox Live Gold, you'll have access to free and discounted games each month. Games with Gold: Get 2-4 free games each month. Deals with Gold: Save up to 50%-75% with exclusive discounts on Xbox games, add-ons, and more.JOIN XBOX LIVE GOLD
Get instant, all-you-can-play access to over 100 great games with Xbox Game Pass. New games are added every Monday so you'll always have something new to play. Plus, you'll save 20% on Xbox One game purchases and 10% on all related add-ons.4JOIN XBOX GAME PASS
Play three generations of games on Xbox One including hundreds of Xbox 360 games and select Original Xbox titles. Play games you own and love on Xbox One, including digital and disc-based titles, at no additional cost.5BACK COMPAT
Xbox Play Anywhere
Now when you own an Xbox Play Anywhere digital title, it's yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.6XBOX PLAY ANYWHERE
Enjoy 4K Entertainment
Watch 4K Blu-ray films and stream 4K video on Netflix, Amazon, and more. Films and TV programmes can also be purchased directly from your Xbox One under the Store tab.7
Must-have accessories for your Xbox One
Get an extra controller and headset to play with friends, or media remote to control your films and apps. All Xbox One accessories work across the original Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X.